Because decades of research have established that human milk is the perfect food for infants, the Mother's Milk Bank of Iowa collects, stores, and distributes human milk to those who need it.

There are many benefits to breastfeeding, including the immune system boosters and infection-fighting factors.

All donated milk collected by Mother’s Milk Bank is pasteurized. After pasteurization it is tested for bacteria, then frozen for shipping. Each bottle contains 100mL and is labeled with an expiration date.

The Mother's Milk Bank of Iowa is an accredited member milk bank of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA). HMBANA is a professional association for supporters of non-profit donor human milk banking. In 2019 HMBANA banks dispensed nearly 7.4 million ounces of donor milk to fragile infants in need.

Become a Breast Milk Donor

If you would like to become a milk donor, please email Heidi Baudhuin and ask for prescreening.

Although we appreciate all those who desire to be milk donors, not everyone qualifies to become a donor. To see some of the standards a donor must meet, please refer to Information for Milk Donors.

Mother's Milk Bank of Iowa Resources